Manager (Communications and Content Development), Institute for Global Health and Development


Aga Khan University


Karachi, Pakistan


The Aga Khan University’s Institute for Global Health and Development (IGHD) was established in the year 2020 to serve as a University-wide entity for providing a unique platform for facilitating strategic engagements and partnerships between AKU, University of Central Asia and the wider Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN). IGHD aims to address global health and environmental challenges by creating a multi-disciplinary support system and infrastructure, whereby researchers across campuses and regions can collaborate and contribute.    

The IGHD works across four thematic areas, including Sustainable Development Goals (including Broad Social Determinants of Health), Gender Equity and Empowerment, Climate Change, Urban Development and Health, and Agriculture, Food Security and Nutrition.


We are looking for an outstanding, creative, highly-organized and proactive Manager (Communications and Content Development) who will report to the Founding Director of the Institute for Global Health and Development, and work with a team based in Pakistan and at other locations globally.   

While working on this position, you will be broadly responsible to, but not limited to, two areas of focus which include creative content development (and editing), and Communications (including operations). Some of the specific responsibilities include to:

  • develop creative contents for research proposals, papers, websites and other required communication materials, in close liaison with the technical team
  • write, edit, and operationalize marketing communications materials, including brochures, flyers, website blogs, social media blogs etc.
  • write and edit project reports, in consultation with the technical team
  • support in literature search for research projects
  • coordinate, organize and conduct various activities which include but not limited to meetings, webinars, consultations etc.
  • create impactful presentations, record discussions and produce meeting notes.


You should have:

  • a Master’s degree or equivalent in Communications or Business Management from leading institutions of Pakistan including LUMS, IBA, or international
  • at least three years of experience in integrated communications, marketing communications and content development
  • excellent computer skills, including a high degree of proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint
  • excellent interpersonal skills, particularly verbal and written communication skills in English and Urdu
  • ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with interdisciplinary and international teams 
  • sensitivity to and respect for diversity, and willingness to travel nationally and internationally as per needs.
This is a close-ended position initially for a period of one year, though extendable.

To Apply

You should send your detailed CV by email to human.resources@aku.edu and must mention the position applied for in the subject line.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Applications should be submitted latest by April 21, 2021